Dolin Vermouth de Chambery Rouge [375 ml HALF-BOTTLE]
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About the Vermouth:
From its start in 1821, Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry has been the benchmark for fine French Vermouth. Its fresh and elegant nose, subtle and complex palate is the profile that made the 1:1 gin/dry vermouth Martini famous, and so often imitated by others. In the 1930s Chambéry earned France’s only protected designation of origin for Vermouth. Beyond mixed drinks, it is an ideal aperitif or accompaniment to raw shellfish, goat cheese or pesto. In cooking, Dolin Dry adds depth and an herbal character that normal white wine cannot.
The Nose: A slightly deeper, more complex sweetness than with others in this range. Honey, a little brown sugar, and a touch of Vin Santo. Juicy raisins, chocolate covered cherries, and macerated currants (do people macerate currants?). Along with those sweeter fruitier elements, there's a balancing floral/herbal quality throughout that gives it a lot of complexity. There's an integrated bit of quinine and anise and faint hints of clove, allspice and chamomile tea.
The Palate: Like the nose with its caramel-y, Vin Santo honey. Continued juicy raisins and sticky plums, but more dried fruits as well. The floral/herbal quality is perhaps a little subdued here, though still quite present, with the wormwood and bittering ingredients swelling a little towards the end. It's hard to call a sweet vermouth dry, but this one has a very pleasant, wine-like dryness towards the end.
The Finish: Again, relatively dry, subtly bitter, with a seemingly trademark tempered sweetness.